Diagnostic and Therapeutic Role of CT-Guided Stereotactic Surgery in the Management of Intracranial Tuberculomas


TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.20, no.3, pp.295-302, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-302


AIM: CT-guided stereotactic methods have long been used for the diagnosis and treatment of intracranial masses. Intracranial tuberculoma is a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Histological confirmation is the gold standard for a correct diagnosis. However, histopathological diagnosis and excision of these lesions have advantages over open surgical methods. This study presents our experience on the use of stereotactic biopsy and excision in the management of intracranial tuberculomas.